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Kobo’s 2024 eReaders are user-repairable

Kobo launched three new eReaders in April, including the company’s first models with E Ink color displays. But that’s not the only thing that makes Kobo’s 2024 eReader lineup unusual. The company has also partnered with iFixit to offer detailed repair guides and spare parts, which means that users can perform repairs on out-of-warranty devices […]

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Kobo’s first color eReaders are coming April 30th for $150 and up

E Ink has been making paper-like displays for decades, but up until a few years ago most of the company’s screens have been black and white displays that support 16 shades of grey, but no color. That started to change in 2020 when the first eReaders and eNote devices with E Ink Kaleido displays started […]

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Kobo’s first eReaders with E Ink Color displays could be coming soon

E Ink’s color displays have been showing up in eBook readers for a few years, but most of the devices that have used the company’s color display technology have been niche companies without much presence in the US, like Onyx, Bigme, and PocketBook. Now it looks like Kobo may be planning to enter the space. […]

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Lilbits: Searching handwritten notes on a Kobo Elipsa, Intel’s confusing chip names, and Asus ROG Ally repairability

Kobo and Amazon may be some of the biggest players in the eReader space, but while the companies have been producing E Ink devices focused on reading for years, they’re both relative newcomers to the E Ink tablet space… and it shows in the number of things that you couldn’t do with pen and tablet […]

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Kobo Plus subscription eBook & audiobook service expands to the US and UK

Nearly a decade after Amazon launched its Kindle Unlimited service that lets you pay a monthly fee for access to a library of millions of eBooks (and a smaller number of audiobooks), rival Kobo is following suit by expanding its Kobo Plus subscription service to the US and UK. At launch Kobo says that readers […]

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Kobo Elipsa 2E brings adjustable color temperature and a new pen to Kobo’s E Ink tablet

The Kobo Elipsa 2E is an E Ink tablet that’s designed for both reading and writing. It has a 10.3 inch E Ink display with support for 16 shades of gray and support for touch and pen input, allowing you to take handwritten notes, draw pictures, or annotate documents. Up for pre-order now for $400, the […]

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Kobo Elipsa 2E unboxing video provides sneak peek at the unannounced E Ink tablet

It’s been nearly two years since Kobo launched the Elipsa, the company’s first eReader to feature a 10.3 inch E Ink display and support for pen input, allowing users to take handwritten notes and draw on the screen. Now it looks like a new model is on the way, and the upcoming Kobo Elipsa 2E appears […]

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Kobo Clara 2E is a waterproof eReader with WiFI 5, USB-C, and 16GB storage for $130

Kobo’s latest eReader features a 6 inch E Ink display with 300 pixels per inch and battery life measured in weeks. The new Kobo Clara 2E also has twice as much storage as the Kobo Clara HD, faster WiFi, and support for Bluetooth audio, allowing you to use the device for listening to audiobooks as well […]

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Lilbits: Samsung could merge its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphone families, Framework Laptop’s firmware goes open source, and more

Rumors that Samsung would phase out its Galaxy Note line of smartphones have been making the rounds for years. But with recent Samsung phones adding S-Pen support, they’ve been picking up steam. Now Samsung is adding fuel to the fire by hinting that the new Galaxy S22 smartphone expected to launch in February will be […]

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Kobo Sage is an 8 inch E Ink slate with pen support for $260, Kobo Libra 2 is a 7 inch eReader for $180

The Kobo Sage is a $260 model with an 8 inch display and support for an optional pen that you can use to write notes, highlight text, or draw pictures. And the Kobo Libra 2 is a $180 eReader with a 7 inch display, a waterproof design, and 32GB of storage. Both are up for pre-order now and ship October 19.